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Event AuctionACTION COMICS (1938-2011) #23
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Grade: CGC VG: 4.0
Publisher: DC
Start Time:
12:00 PM EDT
Monday 5/13/2019
End Time: 7:55 PM EDT
Monday 6/10/2019
Comments: ow/white pgs
Joe Shuster cvr/art; 1st app. of Lex Luthor; 1st mention of Daily Planet
ACTION COMICS (1938-2011) #23
CGC VG: 4.0
Just as Sherlock had Moriarty, so does Superman have his Alexei "Lex" Luthor, the template for all super-nemeses to follow, and arguably one of the best-known literary creations of the 20th Century in his own right. Initially a standard evil-genius-with-a-death-ray type, developed by Siegel and Shuster for one of the anti-war potboilers for which the series was first known, he quickly gained a popularity and style all his own, and flourished into one of the all-time great comic baddies. The first appearance of the character is among the rarest of Golden Age keys.

Overstreet Guide 2018 VG (4.0) value = $8,000.